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launch. but still, a statement. >> mr. kerry, welcome to ukraine. >> thank you. >> reporter: in kiev, the ukrainian capital 500 miles away, secretary of state kerry walked the streets where scores of ukrainians died in protests last month, then praised their revolution. >> what they stood for so bravely, i say with full conviction, will never be stolen by bullets or by invasions. it is called freedom. >> reporter: in moscow, vladimir putin offered a different version, a different reality in an extraordinary appearance. the new ukrainian government? illegitimate, he said. u.s. support for it was like, running experiments on rats. and then the u.s., he said, must stop encouraging what he called illegal change in the territory of the former soviet union. the soviet union shaped putin, a loyal kgb officer for 15 years. and here's what this country looked like back then, a colossus. and this is how it shrunk what the soviet union collapsed, which putin called, the greatest catastrophe of the century. his world view, shaped by the loss of an empire. >> he was born in a large soviet space t
. >> the crisis in ukraine, two developments this morning: first, secretary of state john kerry is in kiev as tensions between ukraine and russia escalate. second, in the last few hours, russian presidents putin went before t cameras to address the situation. abc7 news reporter is in washington with the latest. >>> good morning, world powers are warning president putin to withdraw before the situation explodes. so far, he has not budged. >> russian president putin is not back down. today he called the new government illegitimate say it took power as a result of a coup and has ordered some troops on the border to return home tensions are high. >> with the russian air force in the skies and russian boots on the ground and the russian navy patrolling the ports putin controls the crimea region a huge escalation raising tensions around the globe. russia says the troops are protecting shall be citizens from the unrest sparked by protests that led to the out of thing of the president. >> the country is plunged into chaos. all military exercises are put on hold by the pentagon. president obama is
for the second time and she even handed out pizza to the audience. >> wait, kerry washington is pregnant. let's go. >> reporter: competition for best actress was tougher this year. >> and the oscar goes to -- cate blanchett. >> reporter: and best actor went to -- >> matthew mcconaughey. >> whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to and whoever it is we're chasing, to that i say amen. to that i say, all right, all right, all right. >> reporter: in the category of best director -- >> alfonso cuaron. >> reporter: and finally, the bigs award of the evening, best picture -- >> "12 years a slave." brad pitt! >> thank you all. thank you for this incredible honor you bestowed on our film tonight. >> reporter: what a night. and also "gravity" ended up taking home and sweeping several of the technical categories. of course, now the focus is on the after-parties. we continue to see some of the stars walk out of here. they're on their way to the governor's ball where 1500 people will be celebrating with more than 1300 bottles of chap pain, john and marci. >> no champagne for you, by
john kerry continues his efforts to resolve the crisis in ukraine. kerry meets with the foreign minister in paris. yesterday he was in kiev walking the streets. he then praised their revolution. he spoke directly to moscow. >> i want to make it clear to russia and to everybody in the world, that we are not seeking confrontation. there is a better way for russia to pursue its legitimate interest in ukraine. >> the u.s. and 14 other nations are forming a motion to monitor the tense situation there in ukraine's crimea region where pro-russian troops have taken control. >>> investors think the worst is over in ukraine for now. the three major u.s. markets scored their best day of the year on tuesday. the s&p closed at an all-time high. the dow closed up 21 points. we can only hope for wild swings in the weather which would mean it would be warm at least some of the time. this winter has been brutal for a huge stretch of the country including places that usually escape it. as abc's alex perez found out, it has also been good for some businesses. >> reporter: mother nature's march mad
by russia in ukraine, would be a, quote, grave mistake. secretary of state john kerry urging restraint. saying, quote, this is not "rocky iv." the tough talk as russia flexed its military might today. russian president vladimir putin ordering his troops to conduct military exercises on ukraine's doorstep. >>> and from russia, next to china, tonight in the grip of an epic dome of smog. the air pollution so dire, someone said it's like a respiratory nuclear winter. abc's bob woodruff is on the ground. and he showed us how hard it is to reach clean air through all that smog. >> reporter: this is what it was like to wake up in china's capital. life inside a toxic cloud, seven-straight days. i'm looking at the sky. it's just about as polluted as i've ever seen. in fact, this is an app. this indicates the air quality index. that number is 512. the w.h.o. says 20 is what is safe. i once lived in beijing. but in these past 26 years, the pollution was never this bad. the air leaves a metallic taste in your mouth. so, we decided to head south in search of breathable air. we're pulling out of the
. so is the u.s. secretary of state. kerry says russian intervention would be a grave mistake. russia questioned the legitimacy of the new ukrainian leadership. ukrainian security forces are on high alert. >>> more breaking news from overnight. smoke in the cabin of a delta connection flight that landed in oakland, california. the plane made it to the jetway when about 80 people who flew from l.a. had to evacuate. >> leave all your belongings and get off this aircraft. we cannot breathe back here. go. >> flight attendants also opened the emergency exits, but no slides were deployed, and everyone deplaned normally. the investigation into what caused the smoke is under way. >>> more breaking news this morning, three people are dead in a plane crash in hawaii. small plane went down last night minutes after taking off from the lanai airport. the aircraft landed in an area of brush, caught fire one mile from the runway. its remote location made rescue difficult. three other people were also injured. the victims' identities have not yet been released. >>> californians are waking up this mor
of state kerry is in ukraine tonight and said he'll work on ways to deescalate tensions further. coming up, how they plan to help the government nut get up and running. >> main may be responsible for several accidents overnight n san francisco a driver lost control on wet tracks and crashed into everett middle school. >> in pinole chp blaming speed and rain for a rollover accident overnight happened onion ramp to eastbound 80 around 11:30. she was treated on scene for minor injuries and is expected to be okay. >> very cloudy outside, but no real rain, i think. >> right. let's go to spencer christian. >> well put, no real rain, correct. you can see clouz and spots of moisture, there may be an isolated sprinkle or two. and you can see this is the movement of spots of moisture, you can see wetter conditions in the north bay. look at the small amount at redwood city. 2/100ths. you can see rainfall not evenly distributed a live view showing lots of clouds. temperatures 59 in san francisco. a live view showing clouds over san francisco international airport. 61 in napa. 59 san rafael. and lookin
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to the tense situation between ukraine and russia. >> secretary of state john kerry meeting with russia's foreign minister in paris this morning. kerry is also speaking with ukraine's foreign minister who hitched a ride to france on the secretary of state's plane. abc's tahman bradley is following all of it from washington. >> reporter: the u.s. and other nations are still trying to defuse the volatile standoff in ukraine. in crimea, tensions remain high with russian and ukrainian troops staring each other down. walking the streets of kiev yesterday, kerry saw the shrines where ukrainians died in last month's protests. the secretary blasted vladimir putin's invasion of crimea. >> it is not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve. >> reporter: putin says he ordered troops in to crimea to protect ethnic russian, a claim many believe is false. president obama warned russia is violating international law. >> president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't that's
. >> tensions escalate between russia and ukraine. secretary of state john kerry is now visiting the ukraine capitol today and russian political putin spoke out publicly on the crisis for the first time this morning. we are following all the developments from washington. >>> good morning, world powers are urging the president to withdraw from crimea before the situation escalates but so far putin has not budged. >> shag president putin is not backing down. today he called the new rue crane government illegitimate saying it took power as a result of coop. he ordered some troops at the border to return home, tensions are running high. with the russian air force in the skies, san boots on the ground and the russian navy pa ttroling the seas, there is a huge escalation. russia says the troops are there to protect the citizens from the unrest in ukraine sparked by protests that led to the outing of 9 country's president. >> the country is in chaos. >> the pentagon put on hold all military exercises with russia and any bilateral meetings as they consider comprehensive sanctions president obama aga
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growing tensions in ukraine. secretary of state kerry leaves tonight for kiev to meet with lead leaders from the government. the acting president says crew members are ready to defend ships after troops demanded surrender. >> the russian troops, so is the global effort to penalize russia. at dabbing bass door talked with us about this crisis. >> this when criticizing the actions >> michael mcfall just returned to stanford two days ago. he's in agreement with president obama that russia must pay a price for sending in troops to the crima region. >> this is just unacceptable. you can't just invade a country and annexed territory. it can't happen in 2014. he believes economic sanctions will put a chill on foreign investment. if if you're looking now, say up street here or in america, have you three australia you have a fourth one, the board is thinking this is too risky. >> people are starting to hi about shifting their outsourcing to other countries. >> nobody thinks there is going to be a war but risk is there as a business person, why should i take that risk? world leaders considerate
today. telling secretary of state john kerry, that russia vows to respect the integrity of ukraine. they will not start an armed conflict. u.s. officials say they remain watchful. >>> and back here at home, police are celebrating a victory against organized car thieves. a multimillion-dollar international ring of carjackers, hauled in and arrested today. and this gang is accused of stealing luxury cars and suvs and selling them overseas. abc's gio benitez shows us why dangerous carjacking is on the rise in america. >> reporter: watch how quickly it can happen. a carjacker pulls a gun on a man, in front of his house. demanding his car keys. to drive off with the victim's mercedes. and just before christmas, a carjacker killed justin friedland, right in front of his wife at the mall, to take his luxury mall. it's what authorities are calling a carjacking epidemic. and today, police broke up a sophisticated carjacking ring. accused of swiping more than $8 million worth of high-end cars. even allegedly pistol-whipping some of their victims. more than two dozen people in jail tonight. >
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in the country. >>> jury deliberations continue in new york this morning in kerry kennedy's dui trial. in closing arguments the prosecution disputed kennedy's claim that she didn't know she was impaired after accidentally taking a sleeping pill. they said kennedy, daughter of robert kennedy, must have realized she felt drowsy before she slammed into a truck with her lexus. >>> images recorded on private yahoo! webcams may now be in the hands of the british spy agency. "the guardian" newspaper reports the agency is stealing hundreds of thousands of screen shots including a huge haul of intimate photographs. it's not clear how many people had their images stolen, but yahoo! messenger has 75 million users around the world. the paper says it got the information from nsa leaker edward snowden. >>> attorney general eric holder resting at home after a brief stay at the hospital. holder was treated for an elevated heart rate after experiencing lightheadedness and shortness of breath. the justice department said the department -- the department also said that holder did not suffer any heart attack. >>> pr
. the white house has ruled out military action. secretary of state john kerry is traveling to ukraine tomorrow. >>> tensions also rising on the korean peninsula. for the second time in days, north korea has fired off missiles as the u.s. and south korea conduct military exercises in the region. the two missiles, launched separately, traveled for about 200 miles before landing in the sea. north korea has condemned the joint military maneuvers by the u.s. and south korea. >>> all right with the crisis in ukraine and north korea, president obama spends time on the mideast today. he meets with benjamin netanyahu at the white house. mr. obama says it's time for israel to make peace with the palestinians. or there could be fallout. netanyahu says he won't give in to pressure. >>> at the white house, police arrested nearly 400 demonstrators, mostly college students, two strapped themselves to a fence in a show of civil disobedience. they want the president to reject the keystone pipeline. >>> the right time to buy. the exact day you need to book an airline ticket to get the best deal. >>> ne
of history on this. >> reporter: overnight secretary of state john kerry traveled to ukraine in a show of support, but there's growing worry that the people of ukraine may try to stop putin touching off a full-scale war. the russian military would likely crush the ukrainian forces. russia has 845,000 troops. ukraine, just 130,000. but european foreign ministers are warning russia. >> i hope very much that even at this stage the government of russia will see that it is in nobody's interests to continue to intervene in ukraine's affairs. >> reporter: so far president putin refuses to back down. this crisis has rocked global financial markets. u.s. stocks were down sharply yesterday. the biggest impact, on ukrainian and russian markets. john and marci. >> tahman bradley live in washington, thank you. >>> all right. well, back here at home, it is a slippery morning commute for millions of americans slammed by a nasty winter storm. >> now that the snow has moved out to sea, bone-chilling cold is settling in bringing subzero and single digit temperatures from the midwest to the east coast. t
as secretary of state john kerry arrives in ukraine's capital today. u.s. officials are saying the the pentagon put on hold all of its military exercises with russia, as well as any bilateral meet lgz, port visits and planning kompbs. >>> at the white house there is growing pressure on president obama to find a solution to the crisis. there are reports the administration is getting ready to impose sanctions against russia. for more on all this, abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: white house officials say what concerns them is when it comes to exactly what is going on on the ground in ukraine, putin seems to be operating from his own set of facts. in conversations with president obama and with german chancellor angela merkel, putin talked about russians in ukraine being under attack, having their churches burned down, homes raided. they say there is no evidence that is happening. as one official told me, he has his facts, we have ours. with that, u.s. officials are drafting what could be comprehensive sanctions on russia. these would be the first sanctions on the russian government since the end
have what it takes to prevent war. this morning, answers from secretary of state john kerry and our experts from the danger zone. plus live reports from the danger zone. >>> culture clash. that hot button bill in arizona. a water shed moment in the fight for gay rights? our powerhouse roundtable take on that debate and all the week's politics. >>> plus mr. affleck goes to washington, and nate silver cracks the oscar code. all right here this sunday morning. >>> as we come on the air this morning, america and the west are facing the most perilous confrontation with russia since the cold war. president obama spent a tense 90 minutes on the phone with vladimir putin yesterday, warning him to withdraw from the ukraine. the unsecurity council has been meeting in an emergency session, but russia is not backing down. on the move, surrounding ukrainian military bases. the new ukrainian government put its forces on display too. it's a high-stakes and dangerous standoff. we have alex marquardt in cri a crimea. >> reporter: when the u.s. says russia has invaded, this what they mean. they have
nations are still trying to diffuse the standoff in ukraine. in paris, secretary of state john kerry met with the foreign ministers of ukraine and great britain before talks with russia. >> there are very clear legal obligations that are at risk in this, and we're going to talk about those here this morning. >> reporter: yesterday the secretary blasted vladimir putin's invapgs of crimea. >> it is not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve. >> reporter: in crimea, tensions remain high. with russian and ukrainian troops staring each other down. putin says he ordered troops into crimea to protect ethnic russian. a claim many believe is false. the russian leader may be trying to turn the temperature down, sending representatives to brussels today to meet with nato officials about the crisis, but putin called the new ukranian government illegitimate and is reserving the right to use force ignoring the u.s.' warning. >> over the course of obama's six years in office, though, i think vladimir putin has come to see barack obama
. >> secretary of state john kerry plans to head to ukraine tomorrow to offer support for a government now threatened by russia. the united states believes russia has complete control of the peninsula of crimea percent and the currency value is on a low against the dollar and euro. the internet monitoring agency has blocked a dozen pages that helped out of the russian-leaning president. >> up to a foot of snow in the east coast including thick ice and up to 10up of -- 10" of snow are possible in washington, dc and the atlantic states. federal offices are closed. again. they spent the weekend preparing. >> ice is detrimental to our electric system. we have crews stationed throughout the entire territory. >> according to flight aware, more than 2,000 flights in the united states have been canceled. >> check out this image from nasa: you can see how big the storm is. it is a coast to coast event impacting more than 100 million people. >> many residents in los angeles county communities returned home after evacuation ordered were lifted after heavy rains left plenty of mud and debris in the ne
kerry is racing to the region to make sure that both sides hold their fire. the pentagon has suspend ed all cooperation with -- >> the pope mistakenly dropped the eff bomb in italian. he meant to say example which sounds like the eff word. the pope's native language is spanish. >> time to check on our weather. >> yes. more of the forecast. >> the r-word. rain. quite a bit of it. north bay is drying out of it for now. so a look at how things will clear out here push iing down towards the morning hill. you can see this is about the end of the current wave but we could get a spotty shower here and there. another view from the rooftop camera. it was raining but it's not now. a beautiful view of the skyline of downtown san francisco. these our our forecast features. light rain overnight and drizzle. light rain and drizzle will be around for the morning commute as well. we will see a break in precipitation tomorrow afternoon and wednesday the next wave of rain will come through. a very, very long sail of moisture it's not bringing any mayor storms this way. start the forecast tonight and noti
's military was ordered to surrender. john kerry is racing to the region to make sure that both sides hold their fire. the pentagon has suspend ed all cooperation with -- >> the pope mistakenly dropped the eff bomb in italian. he meant to say example which sounds like the eff word. the pope's native language issp spanish. >> time to check on our weather. >> yes. more of the forecast. >> the r-word. rain. quite a bit of it. north bay is drying out of it for now. so a look at how things will clear out here push iing down towards the morning hill. you can see this is about the end of the current wave but we could get a spotty shower here and there. another view from the rooftop camera. it was raining but it's not now. a beautiful view of the skyline of downtown san francisco. these our our forecast features. light rain overnight and drizzle. light rain and drizzle will be around for the morning commute as well. we will see a break in precipitation tomorrow afternoon and wednesday the next wave of rain will come through. a very, very long sail of moisture it's not bringing any mayor storms thi
. secretary of state john kerry is arriving in kiev this morning. the united states and the top allies are deciding whether to slap russia with sanctions for the military take year of the now-friendly crimea region. sanctions on russia, putin says, will backfire. you can stay on the rising crisis by following our twitter@bayarea. >>the city will hire a police officers for a position in bell haven at a cost of $200,000 a year. the officer would help local schools increase their safety as well as work with the area's large businesses like facebook to improve security. >> new york city congressman introduced a bill to require a kill switch on smartphone to deter cell phone theft. the commissioner of new york city called cell phone theft the largest growing crime in america. they accounted for half of all robberies in san francisco last year. the district attorney was among the first to urge phone companies to install a kill switch. we have more on "good morning america" following our news confident at 7:00. >>> right now at 4:37, a look at the forecast. lisa is here for mike. >> good morn
russia. >> secretary of state john kerry this morning arrived in the capital of kiev in a show of support. the united states is promising $1 billion in ukranian aid. can you stay on top of the rising crisis in ukraine by following our twitter. >> open pents of the plan to build a high-tech surveillance center will protest in oakland at the city council meeting which will vote on the establishment of a building they call a domain awareness center. the $10 million center is funded by homeland security and would integrate the existing cameras and mapping systems all under one roof. while fours say it is about keeping people safe opponents say it will allow law enforcement to spy on the public >> mardi gras in new orleans is in full swing on this fat tuesday. in the french quarter the wet and dreary conditions are not stopping the celebrations. the parades started on schedule with plenty people in the wonderful color costumes. the festivities take place on the day before ash wednesday when christians observe fasting and the start of lent a 0-day -0 -day period. >> an ad is raising a stink for
decided to back off from the heavy intervention in ukraine. u.s. secretary of state john kerry will meat with foreign ministers from both countries in paris tomorrow. >>> very encouraging and exciting news in the fight against hiv and aids. researchers at glaxosmithkline announced they are close to developing a drug that protects people from getting infected with the aids virus. monkeys given the experimental drug were 100% protected after being exposed to hiv. now, unlike truvada that needs to be taken daily, this can be taken every few months. human trials will start later this year. >>> researchers at ucsf are opening a new window into the human brain. it is an interactive system that could some day be used to understand and even treat a variety of conditions. >> there are probably plenty of aspiring musicians who would love to get into the head of mickey hart. in a moment, researchers are going to get the chance. >> and now you combine that with my heartbeat. you will be able to see what goes on at rhythm central. >> he is demonstrating the you type of neuro science lab completed at
intervention in ukraine. u.s. secretary of state john kerry will meat with foreign ministers from both countries in paris tomorrow. >>> very encouraging and exciting news in the fight against hiv and aids. researchers at glaxosmithkline announced they are close to developing a drug that protects people from getting infected with the aids virus. monkeys given the experimental drug were 100% protected after being exposed to hiv. now, unlike truvada that needs to be taken daily, this can be taken every few months. human trials will start later this year. >>> researchers at ucsf are opening a new window into the human brain. it is an interactive system that could some day be used to understand and even treat a variety of conditions. >> there are probably plenty of aspiring musicians who would love to get into the head of mickey hart. in a moment, researchers are going to get the chance. >> and now you combine that with my heartbeat. you will be able to see what goes on at rhythm central. >> he is demonstrating the you type of neuro science lab completed at the campus. he specializes in com
including the pregnant kerry washington but ellen admitted she didn't have any money. you order pizza and you don't have the money, good thing brad pitt is in the audience to pay for it. >> the pizza guy had great stage presence. >> katie marzullo was on the red carpet covering the oscars and tweeted this photo in a stunning designer green dress made by a san francisco designer with a report at the top of the hour. >> what did you think of ellen as the house car host? did she score in your book? should she be asked back? gin the conversation. be sure to share your other favorite oscar moments on our page, as well. >> the palo alto city council will review a proposal to pest up security at the 49ers new stadium. according to the mercury news the city council will about off duty permanent and reserve officers to work at levi stadium a few miles south in santa clara, paid $55 an hour. santa clara has reached out to several agency for help policing the venue which hosts event later this year. >> the murder trial of oscar pistorius is officially underway in south africa and the former olym
. >>> there is one more witness scheduled in the impaired driving trial of kerry kennedy. closing arguments and the jury may begin deliberating. yesterday was an emotional day for the daughter of robert f. kennedy and her family as we hear from abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: testifying in her own defense in her drug driving trial, normally private, kerry kennedy, opened up about her very public family. in in answering the defense's initial questions, the 54-year-old described her upbringing. affectionately referring to her father, the late robert f. kennedy, as, quote, daddy. also talking about her farther's assassination, saying, quote, i have ten brothers and sisters. my mother raised us because my father died when i was 8. he was killed when he was running for president. kennedy's 85-year-old mother ethel, who rarely makes public appearances, her sister and three daughters were also in court. now the third day of trial is over, now a single misdemeanor count of driving while impaired, kennedy says in july of 2012 she accidentally took a prescription sleep pill with her breakfast i
. as russian troops fired warning shots at an air base. and secretary of state john kerry arriving in the ukrainian capital at this hour. >>> new this morning. emotions running high in court at the high-stakes trial of oscar pistorius. two of his neighbors testifying about the screams moments before his girlfriend was shot. ♪ i got a feeling >> danceoff. and we've got a feeling this is the hottest "dancing with the stars" cast yet. the new contestants revealed exclusively in just moments with their pro partners. lara is in l.a. for our special live event. >> are you ready, america? only on "gma." i love this gig. ♪ that tonight's going to be a good night ♪ >>> good morning, america. there is all kinds of excitement out there in l.a. our live announcement in just over an hour. >> oh, look at them. already up bright and early on this fat tuesday. amy is here back from sochi here because lara is there in l.a. for some big surprises. lara. >> hi, robin. hi, you all. you will not believe who is in the cast this season. but i do have one hint for you. it is a golden group. more to
question now, can vladimir putin get away with it? secretary of state kerry told george stephanopoulos there will be a tough response from u.s. and allies. >> russia may be able to invade crimea. but in the end, russia will isolate itself. >> reporter: already, the markets are punishing putin with the ruble, russia's currency, plunging to all-time lows. but the deed is done. here in crimea, most people have welcomed the russian troops rejecting the pro-western revolution in the other half of their country last week. it's calm on the surface. but as we spoke with a woman holding a ukrainian flag a tiny gesture of defiance against russia, we saw the fierce passions just below the surface. civil war is now a real possibility in ukraine. diplomacy with the russians in control here is where the action is. president obama struggling to come up with some kind of approach that is creative enough to diffuse the tensions and strong enough to get russia to back down. there is no sign of that, george, right now. vladimir putin is getting what he wants. >> that's right. secretary kerry going to be
between russia and ukraine. secretary of state john kerry and ukraine's foreign minister are meeting in paris while nato leaders meet in brussels. more on this ant tend tense dess the situation. >> reporter: exactly right, eric. high-level talks and diplomacy under way. the international community is getting together in an effort to try to de-escalate the situation. even vladimir putin is now saying, he's nots looking for a fight. the u.s. and other nations are still trying to diffuse the standoff in ukraine. in paris, secretary of state john kerry met with the foreign ministers of ukraine and great britain before talks with russia. >> there are very clear legal obligations that are at risk in this, and we're going to talk about those here this morning. >> reporter: yesterday the secretary blasted vladimir putin's invasion of crimea. >> it is not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve. >> reporter: in crimea, tensions remain high. with russian and ukrainian troops staring each other down. putin says he ordered troops
, so it may be up to the winner of the country's upcoming elections. >>> kerry kennedy is set to take the stand to defend herself against charges she drove under the influence of ambien. one of the prosecution's final witnesses may have helped kennedy's defense. a toxicology expert testified that she may not have realized she was impaired, which is what kennedy has insisted all along. >>> well, experts say a giant solar flare that fired off the sun won't have much of an effect here on earth. it erupted yesterday afternoon on the sun's surface. >> now, the explosion of hot gases generated winds said to be over 4 million miles per hour. flares often disrupt satellite communications, but this one was not directed at the earth. it could still cause some auroras near the poles tonight. >>> move over, lebron james, the best-selling jersey in the nba belongs to a player who hasn't scored a basket yet. this season. >>> plus, a child dies after being bitten by his pet. new details about the alarming disease he contracted and who the family blames for what happened. >>> and canada controversy.
met with secretary of state john kerry and joked about his political thriller. >> i had to fake it for argo. i get to do the real thing, here. >> today he said there is a window of opportunity to take action there. celebrities are spotted lobbying for a cause near and dear to them. ashley judd pushed congress on hiv research and environment. and even elmo from sesame street asked lawmakers to support music programs in american schools. >> there are too many issues to expect people are going to focus on the range of important dates. >> if their celebrity can advance a cause, they're going to take advantage of the spotlight. abc news, washington. >> well parents of a 5-year-old boy in connecticut are demanding answers after his son was taken from school by the great grandfather of another student. the man told officials he didn't realize he had the wrong child until he got home he brought the boy back the family says they have no reason to believe the child was harmed but still, a lot of questions remain. >> he hasn't said a lot about it. very, very scared. the day of, once he got
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in new york. a smile from kerry kennedy and her family. she was found not guilty of driving while impaired. of knowingly driving under the influence of a sleep aid. members of the kennedy family supported her in court all week. and today, the daughter of robert kennedy had a message for them. >> i want to thank my family and my friends, my mother, ethel kennedy, and my daughters. i'm just very, very grateful that justice was done. >> and by the way, that verdict was unanimous. >>> and also tonight, new tapes putting new heat on new jersey governor chris christie, all because of that traffic jam on the george washington bridge orchestrated by members of his inner circle. for the first time we're going to be able to take you there at the moment it was happening -- as frustrated, frantic people were calling for help. abc's senior national correspondent jim avila with the headline tonight. >> the gw bridge is totally gridlocked. >> stay out of the center of town. >> reporter: 911 tapes released today takes us inside the chaos that was fort lee, new jersey. when top aides of the govern
to diplomacy opposed to force. >> secretary of state john kerry will meet with the interim government there. >> wall street is hedging bets over the situation the dow jones lost one # 53 points today. stocks in moscow fell today as well and oil prices inched up. a performer from ukraine is raising money and asking for support. saying russian troops invading is similar to nazi germany invading neighboring countries at the start of world war ii >> we cannot repeat 1938, 1939. we cannot repeat that this, is different. >> key says he wants the united nations to find a peaceful solution to the crisis, and is not pushing for the us to us get involved in the ukraine. >> another big storm dumped more snow today in the south and northeast today police cars got into fender benders. governors of tennessee and virginia declared states of emergency officials ordered most workers to stay home today in and around washington, d.c. and snow on the ground delayed thousands of people trying to fly. first two of eight classic corvettes that fell into a sink hole were rescued today achlt sink hole swallowed up
of state john kerry leaves tonight for kiev. vice president biden called the russian prime minister today, urging russia to start with the white house called a meaningful dia loss with the ukrainian government. uncertain tim pacted the global final markets. the russian occurrency plummeted to an all-time low the state department says sanctions against russia are likely and be ieshgs sishg sishg juggler victor key left today started the help ukraine project, hoping to support the fight for democrat and i freedom in yu crane. >> i think this has to be taken very seriously right now, before it's too late. not waiting a long >> he plans to juggle at various stops during the next two weeks and is also raising money for ukrainian observe fans. >> as just mentioned the crisis is prompting a big selloff. the dow finished down 153 points. the nasdaq dropped 30, and scht s and p fell 13. >> a former truck driver is in jail tonight after a low-speed chase across the bay snarling traffic for hours during the morning commute. >> we're live to explain what happened. it's not every day chp officers find
kerry is racing to the region, making sure they hold their fire. because the russian military would likely crush any ukrainian forces. >> it's essentially a generation behind in terms of the quality and advancement of its military technology. >> reporter: russia has 845,000 uniformed troops. ukraine, just 130,000. they are spread throughout the country. and some are pro-russian, who may defect. and russia's got twice as many tanks, six-times as many aircraft, ten-times as many ships. ukrainian troops in crimea, remain bottled up in their bases by russian soldiers. as we saw at the feodosia base, by fiercely pro-russian crimean crowds. they stopped us from talking to marines inside the base. and they angrily forced us to turn back, providing a jeering escort all the way. everyone is on-edge here. no one knows what tomorrow may bring, except, perhaps, vladimir putin. terry moran, abc news, ukraine. >> thank you, terry. >>> and the uncertainty of ukraine is hitting home in a lot of different ways tonight. the dow closing down more than 150 points. and that's the worst day on wall stree
, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. there is a meeting today between john kerry and russia's foreign minister. it should be tense and frank especially after that provocative missile launch. was it a routine missile test or blatant show of force? that is the question many in the international community are asking this morning after russia's intercontinental ballistic missile launch tuesday, a test fire launched over the caspian sea landing in a remote part of kazakhstan. u.s. officials say the missile test had been planned well before the unfolding crisis in ukraine. calling it a previously notified and routine test launch of an icbm. >> it's time we woke up about vladimir putin. it's time that this administration got real. >> reporter: all this frenzy coming on a day full of diplomatic meetings. secretary kerry met with the acting ukrainian president and prime minister in hopes of easing tensions while firmly condemning russia's actions. and both kerry in ukraine and president obama back home are sending the same decisive message, that russia needs to de-escalate or face in
-old kerry johnson. the pair quickly wed and price went to work granting his bride's wishes. he took her and her four children to disneyland paris and whisked her off to new york for shopping. they booked another trip but they ran out of time. he died in his wife's arms and the funeral was in the same church where they loved. he told the bbb, if his love could have saved him, he would have lived together. he said he lived completely in the moment and taught me to do the same. >> next, our storm watch continues in the santa cruz mountains where residents have been dealing with flooding, fallen trees and some minor slides. and despite all of the recent rain, what people in one bay city will have to do because of the drought. delicious, but say i press a few out flat, add some beef, sloppy joe sauce and cheese, fold it all up and boom! delicious unsloppy joes perfect for a school night. pillsbury grands biscuits. make dinner pop. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't wait for awesome... totino's pizza rolls gets you there in just 60 seconds. ♪ totino's pizza rolls gets you there in just 60 seconds
to the love of his life, 29-year-old kerry johnson. the pair quickly wed and price went to work granting his bride's wishes. he took her and her four children to disneyland paris and whisked her off to new york for shopping. they booked another trip but they ran out of time. he died in his wife's arms and the funeral was in the same church where the pair wed. he told the bbb, if his love could have saved him, he would have lived together. he said he lived completely in the moment and taught me to do the same. >> next on the abc7 saturday morning news, our storm watch coverage continues in the santa cruz mountains where residents have been dealing with flooding, fallen trees and some minor slides. and the recent rain, what people in one north bay city will have to do because of the drought. >> we are starting this half-hour with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. she's live on the rooftop of the broadcast center. how is it looking out there? >> breezy and cool. most of the activity is sinking south. we have light rain around the bay area. it shows from vallejo to po
-green fertilizer now just $8 at lowe's. ♪ says john kerry is headed to ukraine to meet with government leader there's on tuesday. >> this after russia escalated the crisis in the former soviet republic. the u.s. believes russia now has complete control of the crimea peninsula, a pro russia part of the ukraine. >> several stopped planning for the g summit in june. they hopes it prompts russia to withdraw forces from the ukraine. >> this is something we can be responsible for. >> local ukrainians and others singled out vladimir putin. today's protesters called on the u.s. government to put dip plaw plaw -- diplomatic pressure on russia. >>> in sports, the warriors head north of the bredder minus one of their key big men whose pass worth is where exactly? sports is next. which will cause me to miss the end of the game. the x1 entertainment operating system lets your watch live tv anywhere. can i watch it in butterfly valley? sure. can i watch it in glimmering lake? yep. here, too. what about the dark castle? you call that defense?! come on! [ female announcer ] watch live tv anywhere. the x1 entertain
that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ] says john kerry is headed to ukraine to meet with government leader there's on tuesday. >> this after russia escalated the crisis in the former soviet republic. the u.s. believes russia now has complete control of the crimea peninsula, a pro russia part of the ukraine. >> several stopped planning for the g summit in june. they hopes it prompts russia to withdraw forces from the ukraine. >> this is something we can be responsible for. >> local ukrainians and others singled out vladimir putin. today's protesters called on the u.s. government to put dip plaw plaw -- diplomatic pressure on russia. >>> in sports, the warriors head north of the bredder minus one of their key big men whose pass worth is where exactly? sports is next. hmm. [cell phone beeps] hey! [police whistle blows] [horns honking] woman: hey! [bicycle bell rings] turn here. there. excuse me. uh. uh. [indistinct announcement on p.a. system] so, same time next week? well, of course. announcer: put away a few bucks. feel like a million bucks. for free tips to h
kerry washington who is pregnant and ended by say she didn't have any money and asked brad pitt and everyone to pitch in for the pizza. >> good thing there were a bunch of millionaires in the audience to celebrate. we are giving away agree movie tickets for a year through our pace book page. >> there will be seven winners and the latest winner is natalie from fremont. all you have to do to enter is "like us" on facebook. >> we are going to shift gories. right now the murder trial of "blade runner" oscar pistorius is underway in south africa officially. he has entered not guilty plea in the murder of his girlfriend. he has been entering a obsessed hand who shot her in a fit of rage. >> president obama will offer support for a government threatened by russia and believes russia has complete control of peninsula, a pro russian part of the use c.i. the united states and allies are weighing sanctions on now and whether to benefit up defenses in europe. >> we want to take a look at trading on wall street, with the dow trading down 126 points to 16,195. that is how we start the week. >
her son's legacy alive. >> great to see. thank you, josh. >>> we'll get the latest on that kerry kennedy case going to the jury right now as they try to determine whether the daughter of robert kennedy should be convicted for driving under the influence of ambien. abc's gio benitez has the story. >> reporter: this morning, kerry kennedy's fate is in the hands of a jury. four men and two women. handed the misdemeanor drug driving case -- >> we're very happy that the jury has the case. we think the evidence went in well. >> reporter: the defense which claims kennedy unknowingly took the sleeping pill ambien the morning she sideswiped a tractor trailer in 2012 rested thursday after calling its final witness. dr. david benjamin a clinical pharmacologist who helped get ambien approved by the fda said it can cause automatic type behavior or zombieism. they might become impaired and not know it. >> this is a responsible woman. had she had her faculties about her she would have pulled over and called aaa. >> reporter: kennedy the daughter of robert f. kennedy has pleaded not guilty. and
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secretary of state john kerry and our experts from the danger zone. plus live reports from the danger zone. >>> culture clash. that hot button bill in arizona. a water shed moment in the fight for gay rights? our powerhouse roundtable take on that debate and all the week's politics. >>> plus mr. affleck goes to washington, and nate silver cracks the oscar code.
on "this week" george stephanopolous goes one on one with secretary of state john kerry about the crisis. this is russian parliament, grant's russian president vladimir putin authority to use the military to protect russian interests in ukraine. you can catch "this week" right here on abc 7 at 8:00. >>> a double amputee olympian, oscar pistorius will go on trial tomorrow fighting charges he murdered his model girlfriend. nicknamed the bladerunner because of his prosthetic legs, pistorius has already admitted to shooting reeva steenkamp in his home last year. he said he mistook her for an instruder, firing four times through a locked door and killing her. the prosecution says pistorius is a gun obsessed risk taker who shot steenkamp in a fit of rage. his defense is, it was a mistake and a reasonable person could have made the same mistake. fair enough but that's a tough defense considering that oscar pistorius shot his own girlfriend in his own home multiple times, you would think it might be a victory for them if the judge only convicts him of a lesser crime of culpable homicide meaning
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